The City Veterinary Office (CVO), in support of the Rabies Awareness Month, vaccinated Monday 1,385 pets here.
Dr. Eugene Gornez, city veterinarian, said they set up 25 vaccination stations in strategic spots of the city to serve the locality’s 40 villages.
“The bulk of the pets vaccinated were cats and dogs,” Gornez said.
He said the initiative aims to maintain zero cases of rabies in the city and to fully attain a “rabies-free community”.
During the activity, cards were handed to pet owners for proper monitoring and follow-up vaccination schedules.
Mayor Joseph Evangelista said he remains committed in eradicating rabies in the locality, adding the local government has been alloting a budget for anti-rabies vaccination.
Since 2013, the CVO has vaccinated 17,000 pets in the locality. (PNA) BS/NYP/JAGT